Saturday, September 10, 2011

Initial Results of the Document Delivery Project

The Document Delivery project turned out to be a somewhat complicated project with only some immediate results.  This might have to become an ongoing project that I work on throughout the next few weeks and possibly beyond.  The good thing about this project is that others can pick up where I leave off.  After I've identified some good Document Delivery suppliers and the periodical titles and years covered by these suppliers, final decisions about which suppliers to use can be made throughout the next year or two by the library director.  I have at least paved the way and helped the library begin to consider this possibility more seriously.

Although the library director did not use the document delivery criteria to cancel periodical subscriptions this year, the criteria has been established for use with future decisions.  The good news is that, as a result of the Periodical Renewal Project (see previous blog entry), we were able to determine some unnecessary duplication of journal coverage and cancel a few titles to eliminate this duplication.  In addition, the library director thought the time spent on this project produced a good document and she was extremely pleased with the results of the project thus far.  I will continue to report on the Document Delivery project as I work on it in the future, but it's time to focus a little time on other projects as well.

Keep reading to see the other activities I'm working on for the practicum...

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